Young people who have engaged in negative coping behaviors Australia 2018

This statistic depicts the results of a survey about young people who have engaged in negative coping behaviors as a means of creating confidence in Australia as of April 2018. During the survey period, 31 percent of respondents stated that they had consumed alcohol to feel more confident. By comparison, 24 percent said they had engaged in sexual behavior and 20 percent said they had self-harmed to feel more confident. Additionally, 40 percent of these respondents acknowledged that these behaviors made them feel better initially, however there was an adverse effect overall.

Young people who have engaged in negative coping behaviors as a means of creating confidence in Australia as of April 2018

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Release date

May 2018

Region

Australia

Survey time period

April 17 to April 23, 2018

Number of respondents

1,003 respondents

Age group

16 to 24 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Following the completion of the survey, data was weighted by gender, age and region to reflect the latest ABS population estimates.

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